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Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival

Presenting the best of new fiction, documentary and experimental filmmaking by international filmmakers, the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival seeks to cultivate an appreciation of film and the moving image, to inspire audiences to a deeper understanding of the world's cultures through film, and to celebrate past, present and future achievements of international filmmaking within a university setting. Our culturally diverse films are screened for the benefit of students, faculty, and the interested public, with critical introductions by scholars and filmmakers. 

The Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies is pleased to present the 30th anniversary season of the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, with the theme of “Before After,” bringing together an international selection of films featuring momentous, life-changing events, harkening to the life that came before, and facing the tectonic shifts that occur afterward. This year’s theme also explores experiences in the wake of pivotal moments when the "after" has not yet arrived.  Films this season address the global pandemic, reproductive rights, racial justice, migration, and war, as well as personal relationships, transformations, and victories.  From intimate stories to historical upheavals, from heroic struggles to unforeseen joys, this season features documentary films, narrative features, and series spanning stories from Hungary, South Korea, Uganda, United States, Ukraine, Italy, Israel, Denmark, England, Chile, Iraq, and Cambodia. The festival hosts six filmmakers present for post-screening discussions. Screenings are accompanied by critical introductions by scholars and filmmakers. All events  are free and open to the public.